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by Daniel Berrigan

The author recounts his childhood, education, experiences as a priest, and determination to commit civil disobedience in the cause of peace
Download To Dwell in Peace: An Autobiography epub
ISBN: 0062500570
ISBN13: 978-0062500571
Category: Bibles
Author: Daniel Berrigan
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (February 1, 1988)
Pages: 356 pages
ePUB size: 1995 kb
FB2 size: 1169 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 528
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I began reading this autobiography a bit reading a personal diary...Father Berrigan shares his spirit in a way that Thomas Merton never did (and I am a huge fan of Fr. Merton)...if you grew up to Catholic maturity in the '50's-'70's, read this and decide if we have come as far as his vision portrays...just a thought...
Sometimes perplexing , but alays thoughtful by one of the great American activists
net rider
A robust account of how, with voice of conscience and truth to power, a poet can make front page headlines and have a profound impact on far-flung individuals. It's a transformative demonstration of how to find real toads in poisonous gardens.
Fascinating and well written story of development of a radical priest.
Brilliantly written and infinitely inspirational...
Jai ma
Fr. Berrigan writes is a lyrical, almost poetic way. The story pulls one into itself. He writes clearly and succinctly yet there is always a feeling of more. If one is interested in the antiwar movement in the Viet Nam Era or the ongoing nonviolent campaign against nuclear armament, this book tell this man's story without trying to pull heartstrings; yet it shares the joy and the downside of being true to ones moral convictions withut pulling punches.
“[Daniel] Berrigan undoubtedly stands among the most influential American Jesuits of the past century, joining the likes of John Courtney Murray and Avery Dulles. Priest, poet, retreat master, teacher, peace activist, friend and mentor, he is the author of more than 50 books on Scripture, spirituality and resistance to war.” (From an obituary appearing in America magazine in April of this year, 2016) The same obituary quotes the Trappist monk Thomas Merton’s Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander (Image Classics), in which Merton described Berrigan as “an altogether winning and warm intelligence and a man who, I think, has more than anyone I have ever met the true wide-ranging and simple heart of the Jesuit: zeal, compassion, understanding, and uninhibited religious freedom. Just seeing him restores one’s hope in the Church.”

Some of what Merton experienced comes through in this book—although the ingrained poet in Berrigan had evolved a prose style that forces us to push through the linguistic thickets and canebrakes. One comes away weary and disappointed, since there is so much of Berrigan that this book leaves unsaid or undersaid.

Catholics, regardless of convictions and predictions, who were of age during the Sixties especially will regret the tantalizingly missed opportunity to discover what made Berrigan tick. He does, however, get across the frustration he had in getting Catholics to seriously reflect on the moral and spiritual dimensions of the Vietnam War. When he spoke to the Catholic laity of the war in scriptural terms, “it turned living ears to stone.” (p. 222) Not to mention the Catholic academic and clerical establishment—“theorists and ideologues and moral theologians. The vast majority of these eminences had backed up wars and armies, for centuries.” (ibid.)

Already anticipating the end(?), the book’s dedication reads simply: “Vita mutator non tollitur.” For those needing to look for the translation from Latin: “Life is changed, not taken away.”